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Drank: Bon Voyage (Block 15)


Drank
Block 15’s Bon Voyage should be served Eliot Ness style: the barrel split with a broad ax, the foul brew inside left leaking into the sewer. That’s easy for me to say, of course. I invested    More
 
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Fifty Licks: Fifty Proof


Bar Reviews
Long before opening his ice cream cart, Chad Draizin, owner of Fifty Licks (2021 SE Clinton St., 954-294-8868, fifty-licks.com), brewed beer. Now that he’s moved up from a cart to a proper buildin   More
 
Tuesday, December 24, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Hand-Me-Down

Trinket serves cheery brunch in a dim den of horns and silver.


Food Reviews & Stories
In August, wild-eyed chef Eric Bechard surrendered the Kingdom of Roosevelt after only six months in business. The ambitious native-foods menu apparently out-weirded Portland with wood-pigeon live   More
 
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

The Upper Lip: Loose Lips Take Sips


Bar Reviews
People are the only problem with Bailey’s Taproom. First, there are always far too many of them crammed into the Southwest Broadway beer bar. Second, many of those people are techbros. So I li   More
 
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank Extra: 100 Kegs of Beer On The Wall

Portland’s Breakside Brewery made 100 different beers this year. We asked Ben Edmunds to pick five favorites and five duds.


Drank
It’s Friday night and a cabal of Portland beer writers are gathered in the back room of a chilly Milwaukie warehouse. All these important beer people—familiar names like Lisa Morrison, Ezra    More
 
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Punch Out

Micah Camden’s Boxer Ramen delivers quick, hard jabs.


Food Reviews & Stories
Micah Camden’s strategy isn’t much of a mystery. You see it in action at the restaurateur’s most successful venture, Little Big Burger, which has a simple menu built from a small pantry of   More
 
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Fenders Moto-Cafe & Brew Pub: Peel Out


Bar Reviews
Woodstock is weird. On one block of the Southeast neighborhood’s namesake street you’ll find Nudi Noodle Place serves an appetizer with a plastic syringe of plum sauce, and Woodstock Tan also    More
 
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Headout: Checklist Charlie

On Dec. 6, Mayor Charlie Hales opens his Eastmoreland home to the public. Here’s what we’ll be looking for inside his “graciously decorated” abode.


Headout
□ Choo-choo room. Scale model of Portland showing planned streetcars
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Wednesday, December 4, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: King Me

Crowning the best everyday imperial stout from the grocery-store cooler.


Drank
Big, black monsters have invaded local bottle shops. If you’ve got a kingly budget and schedule, early December is the best time to buy limited-edition barrel-aged imperial stouts. But let��   More
 
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Mark Russell, God Is Disappointed in You

The gooder news Bible.


Books
In 1966, someone had the radical idea of publishing the Bible in the everyday American language. The translation technique was called “dynamic equivalence,” which holds that good translation   More
 
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR
 

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